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Old 08-19-2003, 23:29   #1 (permalink)
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Question What to do

I currently have a 98 EL GLi only done 107kms not to bad i spose, i am thinking about trading it in.

What would be a better option, keep what i have now and start doing things to it, wheels exhaust etc etc

Or hunt down a nice EL xr8 or fairmont ghia and use that as a base for an even better car

Can you get the fairmont's in manuals, am very sick of driving around in an auto all the time?

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Old 08-19-2003, 23:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What to do

You can't get the Fairmonts in manual, and you can't get XRs with the Fairmont-style features, so either way you'd need to do some mods to get the best of both worlds. The EL Fairmont Ghia is an excellent compromise as it has an XR6-style engine and diff. I'd recommend doing the sums as far as what features or performance you want, and what you are willing to spend. If all you want is outright performance, you might as well consider modifying the GLi with forced induction.
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Old 08-19-2003, 23:39   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What to do

Forced induction is a bit out of my reach atm... prolly be happier with an XR as they are manual which is the main thing that i am after :)

Though insurance will go up i am sure, i like pyaing less then $400 for full comp its nice

Have to weigh up lots im sure which is the bad part, tho i do think the XR's would come out on top for what i want..
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Old 08-19-2003, 23:44   #4 (permalink)
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Re: What to do

Get the ghia!

get an exhaust and it'll have the same amount of power as the xr6 and the car will have more power. get some springs and shocks and it'll be a great drive.

Thats just what i reckon.
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Old 08-19-2003, 23:51   #5 (permalink)
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Re: What to do

but its an auto :(

unless i shift kit as such the auto.... how many klms are to many on these cars ?
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I'd go XR8.. Can't beat V8's. You'll be hooked once you get the 5 litre bug too :)
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Re: Re: What to do

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Get the ghia!

...and it'll have the same amount of power as the xr6 and the car will have more power
im having trouble understanding that comment
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Old 08-20-2003, 00:02   #8 (permalink)
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Well, as a guide for ya since you live in Adelaide fordel, i managed to get a 1996 EFII Fairmont Ghia, Tickford XR6 motor, 3.45LSD, Premium Sound, Grey Leather/Velour Interior, 133,000kms for $13500incl GST, Stamp Duty & Transfer fees...
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Old 08-20-2003, 00:09   #9 (permalink)
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Re: What to do

8 would be nice, but petrol :(

only do about 75kms a day.. petrol sucks here 92cpl + now days for nomal ULP :(

MightyEF thats pretty damn sweet to, spose not to many klms on it either.

Getting car serviced this w/e gonna have to go check some out :)
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